MHV students are expected to do homework on a daily basis. In general, students are given between one and two hours worth of work. Homework is a very important part of learning. First, students are able to practice skills taught in the classroom. (You don't learn how to ride a bike without practice.) Students demonstrate what they learned and teachers discover what areas need to be reviewed. While doing homework, students are also developing the study habits necessary to succeed in college and in the work force. Homework is not an option and missing homework may result in detention.
We expect children to do their homework daily and parents to check that homework is done daily. We must all support our students to ensure that they can achieve their goals.
Homework is an important part of the instructional program and reinforces learning. It serves as a means for clarifying and reviewing material learned in class, for creating experiences of in-depth study and a means of assessing student learning.
Grades are given to mark the student’s achievement in academic subjects. The achievement mark is based upon the mastery of material covered in class. Grades are determined as follows: